What implications will the US mid-term elections have on the Middle East?

Americans voted on 6 November in the mid-term elections which saw the continuation of a historical trend where the party in opposition gains control...

Social changes under the Justice and Development Party (AKP)

Before we embark on the subject of the social changes that have taken place in Turkey during the era of the Justice and Development...

Designing a Successful Approach to Public Financial Management Reform in Iraq

The path to recovery and reconstruction in post-conflict Iraq is fraught with pitfalls. The new government will need to tread carefully if it is...

Iraq’s State-Owned Enterprises: A Case Study for Public Spending Reform

Among the most important questions awaiting the next Iraqi government will be how to rein in public sector spending while simultaneously addressing the needs...